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The Latest: Chipotle offers St. Paul manager job back

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on Chipotle firing a restaurant manager in dine and dash case (all times local):

4:25 p.m.

Chipotle says the company has offered a St. Paul restaurant manager her job back after she was fired in a dine-and-dash case.

The company said in a statement Monday that it has reviewed the evidence and decided to offer the manager her job back. While Chipotle says its protocol was not followed serving these customers, the company publicly apologized to the manager “for being put in this position.”

The manager was fired for not serving five black men and asking them to prove they could pay before taking their order.

Employees accused the men of being repeat dine-and-dashers. One of the men posted a video of the incident on Twitter, alleging that he and his friends were subjected to racial stereotyping.

Chipotle says the company “will work to continue to ensure that we support a respectful workplace for our employees and our customers alike.”

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10:45 a.m.

Chipotle is reconsidering its decision to fire a St. Paul restaurant manager for not serving five black men and asking them to prove they could pay before taking their order.

Employees accused the men of being repeat dine-and-dashers. One of the men, 21-year-old Masud Ali, posted a video of the incident on Twitter, alleging that he and his friends were subjected to racial stereotyping.

Chipotle fired the restaurant’s manager after the online backlash.

Now the company says it has new information that warrants additional investigation.

Several tweets posted on Ali’s account between 2014 and 2016 apparently include jokes about dining and dashing. Those tweets have since been deleted.

A Chipotle spokesman says the company was aware of the tweets when it decided to fire the manager.

Ali didn’t respond to requests for comment.

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